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University of Colorado Irrigation Technician in Boulder, Colorado

Irrigation Technician

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Boulder, CO

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado and Housing and Dining Services encourages applications for an Irrigation Specialist! This position performs general grounds maintenance and assists in managing the Housing and Dining Services irrigation system.

Who We Are

Housing and Dining Services strives to provide CU students, faculty, staff and families with an outstanding living experience through our residential support services, award-winning dining and innovative programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Irrigation Maintenance

  • Assist with the seasonal start up, shutdown and routine maintenance of the HDS irrigation system.

  • Perform regular inspections to ensure efficient system performance and coverage.

  • Repair heads, valves, lateral pipe, main-lines and wiring as needed.

  • Inspect and maintain irrigation control boxes and valve enclosures as well as follow accurate utility location procedures.

General Grounds Maintenance

  • Assist HDS Grounds Teams with turf management, grounds maintenance, trash mitigation and other projects as needed; such as aerating, fertilizing, overseeding, mowing, string trimming, blowing off sidewalks, pruning, weeding, emptying trash cans, picking up litter, pressure washing and/or general clean up.

Snow Removal and Ice Abatement

  • Remove snow and ice from streets, parking lots, sidewalks and other areas as assigned. Apply sand/salt or Anti-icing chemical mixtures using various equipment.

Vehicle, Equipment and Tool Maintenance

  • Responsible for the accurate use, maintenance and care of all assigned equipment (tractors, large mowers, vehicles, GUVs, 2 cycle equipment, hand tools, etc.).

  • Complete regularly assigned preventative maintenance (PMs) and schedule additional maintenance or repairs as needed.

  • Report any missing equipment and all accidents that result in physical damage to University vehicle(s) or property; University Police Department, Risk Management and the Transportation Center, as required.


  • Enforce all Housing and Dining Services and University safety guidelines and policies.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools. Seeks instruction on safe operating procedures from Supervisor as needed and uses personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

What You Should Know

  • Respond to critical irrigation system failures outside of normally scheduled work hours as needed; including nights and weekends.

  • This position does operate a University Vehicle and a valid Drivers License is helpful.

  • Offer is contingent upon completing a Pre-placement Physical exam.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated Starting Salary is $38,424.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Minimum one year of experience in irrigation maintenance and repair appropriate to the job assignment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Certified Irrigation Technician by the Irrigation Association or similarly recognized industry organization.

  • Valid Driver License.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.

  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by September 23, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.